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Essays which echo the broader movement of progressive Christian writers and thought leaders—heralding a return to the empire-challenging social justice movement which was the hallmark of Jesus’ ministry and of his disciples.
Published by my web software company Whitefusion, INTERSECT features articles about supporting the open web, security & privacy, UI/UX, and Ruby programming.
My alter ego as a producer of synthwave, chillout, and thematic electronica. Yarred combines cutting-edge DJ-style live groove production with classic keyboard playing on analog and digital synthesizers.
Steve Jobs pitched widgets as mini-apps that let you look up a quick bit of information without ruining your workflow or train of thought. They allowed for quick interactions. They were present when you needed them, and disappeared when you didn’t.
A decade ago, blogging was a big deal. Web users would bookmark the sites of the blogs they liked, and would check them frequently. Sometimes you’d even subscribe to a blogger’s mailing list to be notified of a new post.
Then came Facebook, and increased centralization of content on the internet. This included sites like Medium, which aggregate and curate writers’ content, and then sell it to readers behind a paywall.
David Heinemeier Hansson’s had enough. The web developer, bestselling author and the CTO of popular project-management software company Basecamp has decided to take his popular blog, Signal v. Noise, off Medium. He’s started publishing it on his own site, for free. And yes, you can sign up for his mailing list, too.
If you’re like me and you spend a lot of time using digital devices to get work done and manage your routine (finances, job, creative projects, etc.), it’s important to take some time now and then to engage in “tidying up” your files, apps, and cloud services. Yes, the wisdom of Marie Kondo can apply not just to the stuff in your closet or on your desk, but the stuff in your computer or tablet or phone as well. That’s going to be a big focus for me this month, starting today! #lifehacks
📺 Episode 9 of Essential Life
It’s a very, very wet day in Portland, but I’m here to brave the elements and tell you all about Forest Park, one of the crown jewels of the Portland, Oregon area. Don’t miss some of the epic waterfalls I saw on the hike!
📺 Episode 8 of Essential Life
Take a tour through the bedroom we turned into a music, video & podcasting studio + sewing station for handmade goods! Plus some thoughts on practicing gratitude as an essentialist in the new year.
DuckDuckGo has spent the last few years making the case that it’s the search engine that can protect your privacy, and now it’s trying to bolster that claim with a new partner: Apple. It is announcing that Apple Maps will now power its local search results on both desktop and mobile web browsers. Apple Maps will be the default provider for address and local searches, and it will also be the map you see when you click for more results. DuckDuckGo says that it will now have “improved address searches, additional visual features, enhanced satellite imagery, and continually updated maps.”
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